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Old 01-17-2013, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 69-70 PS return hose

anyone know why the ret hose from the PS pump is 2 peices

right near the chassis insulater is a junction fitting ( dont know what else to call it) with clamps.

The shop manual shows it as well.

. I replaced it with a one piece line and I guess it was put there prob there for servicing reasons. anyone know what the reason is to have it 2 pieces as opposed to 1 and having 1 less fitting to worry about.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I couldn't tell you but I replaced the return line yesterday because my new repro pump makes the line short. Last year I changed out the one with the fitting. I know that hose releases the fluid when turning. Why?? Look at my last thread I Made today. Haha
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just a guess, but maybe the hoses were on the pump and on the ram pre-assembly to make the line keep moving... they install the two, then connect the hoses at the bracket, not fish up under the car to try to get it on the pump outlet or ram, which are both not the easiest access....

A press fit and clamp is way faster than accessing/torqueing fittings...

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